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0503 | The Bright Pines

Updated: Feb 23, 2023

We revisit the Oregon coast to take a second look at the disappearance of Kami Vollendroff and Gene Hyatt, and discuss the case with Kami's cousin and best friend. Then we head north to Olympia, to start a deep-dive into a very similar case with eerie ties to Israel Keyes.

This episode was written, produced, and researched by Josh Hallmark.

Research assistant by Ben Lamb, Shana Wilensky, Michelle Tooker, Andrew French, Kim K, and Kaz.

This episodes features: Shelly Skelton and Emilee Rutten.

Patreon producers: Alexa Horn, Amy Basil, Benjamin Cioppa-Fong, Casey Jensen-Richardson, Dana Keith, Dr. Jill Cooper, Drew Vipond, Hallie Reed, Jessica Alihodzic, Jillian Natale, John O'Leary, Kendall C, Kimberly K, Lauren F, Lindsay Kurtis, Lynnlie Tuschoff, Manolis Boukolus, Meggan Capps-Seawel, Sara C, SC, Shannon Foster, Shelly Brewer, Tuesdi Woodworth, Zack Ignatowicz Warren, and Lydia Fiedler.






So often, I think about the futures people didn't get and deserved. This is heavily prevalent in Kami and Gene's disappearance; they were so young, with their entire lives ahead of them. "Edge of the Ocean" really represents a lovely what if - a corner of the world where Kami and Gene get to live their lives to the fullest.


Possess by William Hellfire

Shimmering by Lee Rosevere

Featherlight (remix) by Lee Rosevere

Washed Away (ambient version) by David James Terry

One by Jameson Nathan Jones

Below the Surface by Itai Argaman

Lone Drifter by Aquartos

Submersed by Eleven Tales

Big Water by Sergey Cheremisinov

When the Tide Breaks Free by James Forest



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Israel Keyes, Kami Vollendroff, Eugene Hyatt, Boiler Bay, Depoe Bay


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